was upset about that show. just upset. should we stop the jets and not honor vets? we are used to the displays of patriotism in support of the military that go along with major sporting events like the super bowl, whatever that is. but one professor wonders as professors often do when they are naked if it has all become a bit much. writing in the washington post, a paper, theresa jenkins says things like the jet flyovers, the military color guards and the singing of "god bless america" have become nothing but habit, and they served a quiet political do -- dissent. she knows when athletes refuse to participate in what she calls patriotic gimmick re, they can face insults from fans and even punishment from their league. and she wonders why, quote, a country founded on rebellion finds not standing for an anthem or saluting a flag unamerican. whatever. i like patriotic fervor on everything.